2015 Nissan Micra Cup Announced: Let’s Move to Canada!
If you live in Canada and are looking for a way to get into motorsport on the cheap, there’s good news: Nissan Canada Inc. and JD Motorsport are teaming up to put on the 2015 Nissan Micra Cup. The 2015 Nissan Micra Cup will be a new series that focuses on running low-cost vehicles including…you guessed it…the 2015 Nissan Micra.
“The Nissan Micra Cup offers competitors the one of-a-kind opportunity to push the limits and hit speeds they never thought they could behind the wheel of Canada’s most attainable vehicle, the Nissan Micra,” says Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “Nissan’s heritage is intrinsically connected to motorsports and dates back to the 1930’s. Therefore, we are proud to return to our roots in such a unique way, and in Canada! Through this collaboration with JD Motorsport Organization we have developed a highly accessible and extremely fun series for the Canadian motorsport enthusiast who has a dream to compete.”
The 2015 Nissan Micra Cup will kick off in Québec next May and last for five weeks. Depending on the success of the inaugural series, there is potential for expansion into other provinces for 2016.
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So how can you get in on it? Look no further than the slightly-modified 2015 Nissan Micra 1.6 S M/T, which comes race-ready through JD Motorsports for the low price of $19,998. For a hair less than 20 grand, you get:
- NISMO S-Tune Suspension Kit
- FIA-approved racing seat
- 5-point harness
- Fire extinguisher
- Modified exhaust
- High-performance brake pads
- Safety cage
- Driver protection net
- Front and rear towing hooks
- Stylized Fastwheels wheels with Pirelli low profile high performance tires
Bust out your passports, non-Canadian ladies and gents!
Gallery: 2015 Nissan Micra Cup Announced
More info on the 2015 Nissan Micra Cup is available at: http://www.nissan.ca/micra-cup/en/.